L.A. Guns Release New Single “Christine”

Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis are back together as L.A. Guns with their first studio album in 15 years! “The Missing Peace” is set for release on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl. Today the band releases their new single “Christine,” which Tracii describes to Billboard Magazine as “The Perfect L.A. Guns style ballad.”

As the revival of the classic ’80s hard rock and heavy metal scene continues unabated here in the 21st century, one reunion has been at the top of the wishlists of many a fan for a long time: the songwriting combination of Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis under the L.A. Guns banner. What once seemed like a distant memory with no hope of returning has now come around and fans are about to be rewarded for keeping their fingers crossed and their hopes up.

L.A. GUNS LIVE:
9/23: Lawnton, OK @ Comanche Nation Fair
9/30: Macul, Santiago, Chile @ Santiago Rock Festival
10/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joe’s
10/7: Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
10/14: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/27: Knoxville, TN @ The Open Chord
10/29: Pekin, IL @ Rock N Skull @ Avantis Dome
12/14: Houston, TX @ Proof Bar
12/31: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky W/Faster Pussycat

2018:
1/27: Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ HOB Anaheim (Namm Event)
2/10: San Juan, Puerto Rico, @ Shannan’s W/Loudness
2/11-2/16: Miami, FL @ Monsters of Rock Cruise
2/16: Jacksonville, FL @ 80’s In the Park @ Lexington Hotel
2/17: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

Canadian Born Multi-Instrumentalist Peter Graigs Interviewed

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist Peter Graigs is a force to be reckoned with while on the fretboard of any guitar in his hands. Growing up in Canada and now re-located to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Peter Graigs grew up listening to the music that drove the ‘80’s: Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. His musical heroes include iconic guitarists Randy Rhoads, Eric Clapton, Al Di Meola and legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge. Like many other rockers, he also listens to the occasional Classical piece for inspiration.

How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto rock/metal?

From a little kid, I used to listen to all sorts of music and my father used to play the accordion and every time I watch him play I can feel the enjoyment he had. But music was everywhere in high school and most of my friends were musicians and it was time to learn how to play. The British invasion had lots to do. I fell in love with the hard rock genre and from there on rock was streaming in my veins ..

How did you become a guitarist? Are you proficient in any other instruments?

I was visiting one of my friends and while I was waiting I picked up his guitar and yes I should have asked permission LOL , I was fascinated and from that moment I wanted to own a guitar and I got a LesPaul a copy obviously with a burgundy color. And as years followed I learned how to play bass for a band I joined named Rated-R and changed to Wired and few years later I learned to play drums. ,

What was the local scene in Canada / Pennsylvania like in the beginning, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

When your young you just want to be like everyone else in the industry to fit in. Although my ideology came to an end after meeting with my all-time favorite guitar player Randy Rhoads with one advice that stuck with me till today “Be your self” The scene in Canada/USA and was great we were playing practically everywhere. I didn’t have any particular bands in favor as I was more focused on our originality and style..

 

Has there been times when drugs and alcohol were beneficial to the band?

Sad to say, yes the early days. But It came to a point enough was enough. I chose a career and found the strength to stay away and disciplined myself ..

How would you best describe your sound?

It is important to have your own sound and style as far as describing my sound I would leave it to the audience …

Is doing ticket pre-sales the same thing as pay to play?

I believe it is .. And with do all respect, my job is writing music and perform. I would rather pay a percentage to my agent.

What was the first music you bought and what have you bought more than once?

My first album I ever bought was Rod Stewart, and I have a collection of classical music which is very relaxing and of course some of the first bands I started learning from the early Iron Maiden, Rush, Ozzy but for decades I stopped buying music to avoid any influence in my writing.

DIY forever or signing with a label at first opportunity?

I like being independent but if a label would approach me It would be a great opportunity.

Whats the biggest show you have played so far and do you still get nervous before a gig?

I have played numerous venues indoors and outdoors with bands that needed a session musician which has got me from clubs and arenas … And yes I would lie if I would say that I am not nervous before a gig.

Is commercial rock radio dead?

No, not as of yet, but in my opinion the radio station is slowly loosing audience due the same rotation and same songs over and over compare to the internet which is at slow growth and you can find any old and new band and any song …

Favorite songs on the new album and why?

I don’t write music to like one more than the other I like them all, Every song is fun to play.

Out of all your songs which one touches you the most when you perform it?

To be honest when your audience are jamming with you the feeling is immense.

Are there any political or social issues hidden in your solo songs or Scars of Grace songs?

Anything political and religion I stay away.

What was the process of putting the songs in order?

I usually like to balance an album similar to making a set list for a live gig.

What endorsements do you have and what endorsements do you still want?

At this present time I haven’t applied for any endorsements. Eventually Ibanez guitars and basses would be in my interest and Daddario / Rotosound strings..

Bands you would love to tour with and musician or artist you would like to meet and interrogate?

I don’t have any particular band but with any band to tour is an experience to look forward ..

Song to be played at your funeral and 3 albums to take to your grave?

“The Beginning Of The End” by Peter Graigs and for albums since I love classical this is my music of relaxation , Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart..

Final thoughts, shout outs, dirty jokes?

Respond to the past by giving your hundred percent in the present , create a future with goodness and real value.

Decapitated Accused Of Gang Raping A Woman On Their Tour Bus

All four members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED are being accused of gang-raping a woman in the bathroom of their tour bus after their August 31 concert in Spokane, Washington.

According to court documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review, the alleged victim and her friend told Spokane police they were invited by DECAPITATED members to have drinks in the tour bus after the show at The Pin.

One of the two women “described being excited to be on the bus, and then one of the band members began grabbing her breasts,” court documents say. “He was later identified as the drummer, Michal Lysejko.”

The same woman “was uncomfortable and said the band members began speaking to each other in Polish,” court documents say. “She described the ‘vibe’ in the bus changed, and one of the members began looking at them like they were prey.”

The woman said DECAPITATED singer Rafal Piotrowski began kissing her and she began resisting when he started undoing her belt, according to court documents. The woman “attempted to push Piotrowski away but he grabbed her arm and spun her around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom,” court documents say. “She saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her.”

The rape was reported when the woman got a call from her friend, who had been pulled over in another part of town on suspicion of driving under the influence. via Blabbermouth

DORO PESCH, The Voice Of WARLOCK Interviewed

Released in 1987, Triumph And Agony is the fourth studio album from the German heavy metal titans. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV’s Headbangers Ball favorites “All We Are” and “Für immer” among other now-pinnacle anthems like “East Meets West”, “Metal Tango,” “I Rule The Ruins,” and “Touch Of Evil.” Triumph And Agony stands among heavy metal’s true cult classics.

Gushed Decibel Magazine of the zenith offering, “Triumph And Agony contains one glorious anthem after another for the duration of its (too short) forty-minute run time. ‘All We Are’ is the big fist-pumper, their ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ or ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.’  ‘Three Minute Warning’ absolutely scorches, something Accept would have been proud to write. ‘I Rule The Ruins’ lays waste to everything and THEN rules it. ‘Kiss Of Death’ provides the requisite tragic vampire soliloquy, and ‘Make Time For Love’ provides the requisite drama ballad. ‘East Meets West’ taps some serious spine with its love letter to the Land Of The Rising Sun, while ‘Metal Tango’ may be the only, well, metal tango. And then there’s ‘Touch Of Evil,’ which ends with one of the most astonishing vulgar displays of screeching ever recorded.”

And three decades later, the record has lost none of its charm. In honor of its 30th anniversary, this September, WARLOCK vocalist Doro Pesch will, for the first time ever, perform the fist-raising full-length in its entirety on two European festival dates this Summer and a special run of US live performances. Joined by original Triumph And Agony guitarist Tommy Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta, Pesch will hit Worcester, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

“Triumph And Agony was our breakthrough album in America,” issues Pesch, “and it’s still one of my absolute favorites! I’m so excited to play some of these songs for the first time and I’m so much looking forward to play with Tommy again. I’m sure it’s gonna sound great and we’ll put on a killer show.”

Doro Pesch, The Voice Of WARLOCK:
9/10/2017 BB King’s – New York, NY
9/12/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
9/14/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/16/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA

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Through The Eyes Of The Dead Debut “Obitual” Single

Through The Eyes Of The Dead have debuted another brand new single titled “Obitual” today“’Obitual’ is in a first person narrative of someone being buried alive by a cult,” says vocalist Danny Rodriguez. “It blends elements of the ‘Bloodlust sound’ with more of our recent progressive songwriting direction.” The new track comes from the band’s new LP, Disomus, which is scheduled to be released October 13, 2017 via Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Continue reading “Through The Eyes Of The Dead Debut “Obitual” Single”

St James Bassist Robert Jacobs Interviewed

The band that audiences loved to hear in the late 1980’s still sparks interest today. From coast to coast, they brought the house down. Continue reading “St James Bassist Robert Jacobs Interviewed”

QUIET RIOT: Video Footage Of Complete Sacramento Concert

QUIET RIOT‘s new album, “Road Rage”, was released on August 4 via Frontiers Music Srl.The band is is led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the group since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004), and new vocalist James Durbin.

Durbin, who became known as the “metal guy” on 2011’s season of “American Idol” after performing “Living After Midnight” and “Breaking The Law” with JUDAS PRIEST, hooked up with QUIET RIOT after the dismissal of Seann Nicols (a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; formerly of ADLER’S APPETITE). Nicols was with QUIET RIOT for just a few months, but long enough to record the vocals for an early version of “Road Rage”.

“Road Rage” was originally scheduled for release in the spring of 2017, but with the injection of newfound energy for the band with the addition of Durbin in the vocalist slot, the band decided to scrap the original sessions and record a new version of the album with the new and improved lineup.

QUIET RIOT rage @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California 09/08/17 with openers Anarchy Lace & Roswell